Deserved More

IT was one of those nights when the level of performance and chances created did not reflect in the final result.

Argyle bowed out of the FA Cup after a fascinating replay with Bristol Rovers, who booked their place in the third round with a second-half header from Alex Rodman.

While the result was cruel on the Pilgrims, who played some terrific football on the night, manager Ryan Lowe came away enthused by the opportunities manufactured and the prospect of a bright future.

“I was pleased with the boys, the way they played football and I’m sure the chances will turn to goals very soon,” said Ryan.

“If we score in the first half, I’d like to think we would go on to score more because it means they have to play a little different. They [Rovers] gave us massive respect and changed shape once or twice in the game.

“We played our football, they’ve potentially had a smash and grab, but take nothing away from Bristol Rovers; they got the goal, go through to the third round and we wish them luck.

“For us, if we keep playing our football, we can be something special.”